After the official television launch of Hashtags on “It’s Showtime” in November 2015, the group instantly became a hit among viewers and garnered thousands of followers online.
Dubbed the “Kilig Ambassadors,” the all-male group—comprised of good-looking and talented members Zeus Collins, McCoy De Leon, Jimboy Martin, Nikko Natividad, Ronnie Alonte, Tom Doromal, Ryle Santiago, Luke Conde, Jameson Blake, Jon Lucas, and Paulo Angeles—marks another milestone as their first ever book venture, Hashtags Journal, topped the National Book Store’s bestsellers list for non-fiction for the month of July.
Released in May by ABS-CBN Publishing, the book talks about the Hashtag’s humble beginnings, first impressions, brotherhood, and creating new goals.
Doromal recalled their incredible journey—from their auditions and becoming official record artists to having their very first big concert—and declared, “No one can stop you from being amazing.” This he said is the best lesson they learned in welcoming and embracing opportunities that came their way.
Collins, the group leader, meanwhile said of what made their bunch a success, “In Hashtags, there is no competition. We move and dance as one.”
Besides revealing interesting details about each Hashtags member, the book also comes with tips and activities to inspire readers to nurture their talents and passion.